CBS Sports’ Tom Lemming On Penn State Sanctions

The NCAA has announced sanctions against Penn State’s football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. CBS Sports’ Tom Lemming weighs in on The Vinny and Rob Show.

Penn State is banned from Bowl games for the next four years, has to pay a $60 million dollar fine, and reduce the number of scholarships it gives out per year over the next four years.

Lemming said the Bowl ban is the biggest blow to Penn State.

“I imagine the fall-out is going to be extreme, more so with the four year bowl ban, than it would be 15 scholarships per year,” he said.

The NCAA also announced that any current football player at Penn State could transfer without penalty. Lemming said this means Penn State would lose almost all of their top players.

“The good ball players will have their pick of schools. The other half will probably just stay there because they don’t really have too many other places to go and they can still get a Penn State education,” he said.

Lemming said other big schools such as Ohio State, would reap the benefits from Penn State’s punishments, and recruit Penn State’s star players to their football programs.

“I think Ohio State does, and I think Florida or Alabama or Michigan. It will be a national thing. You’ll see USC, Texas, everybody kind of going after the impact players,” he said.

-Sarah Davis

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